Start/Sip Pourcast - Week 1

Start/Sip Pourcast, Week 1 is ON TAP!! 

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And now, on to the Pourcast!

Start:

quarterbacks

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big ben

QB - Pittsburg Steelers

Cleveland’s defense continues to be dreadful. I think this is an epic season opener for the stainless metal crew.
RATING: Headroom DIPA - Trillium Brewing Company

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matt
ryan

QB - Atlanta Falcons

Chicago affords last year’s breakout star almost as good an opportunity as Big Ben has, and should hit the ground running in Beardom.
RATING:  The Peach American Wild Ale - de Garde Brewing Company

Running Backs

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todd
gurley

RB - Los Angeles Rams

2017 brings the “return of the Gurley man!” and it starts Week 1, as the Rams host Indy, who should still struggle against the run, this season.
RATING:  Juice Machine DIPA - Tree House Brewing Company

devonta
freeman

RB - Atlanta Falcons

I love Freeman, and the Bears love giving away points to running backs. Howard should also go off in this game.
RATING:  Sunday Brunch Porter - Kane Brewing Company

Wide Receivers

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larry
fitzgerald

WR - Arizona Cardinals

When I was in San Juan, PR, two months ago, I saw structures built by the actual “fountain of youth guy,” himself, Mr. Juan Ponce De Leon. Larry… I think he found the actual fountain. Cards take off fast on the road, at Detroit.
RATING:  Notorious Triple IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Doug
Baldwin

WR - Seattle Seahawks

Dougie Fresh Baldwin should be able to remind the nation of Seattle’s biggest weak spot, that secondary.
RATING:  Crusher IIPA - The Alchemist Brewery

Tight Ends

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zach
ertz

TE - Philadelphia Eagles

It only Ertz when Eifert, and the talented Zachary should dance all over that field this week, against a weak Washington pass defense.
RATING:  Citra DIPA - Kern River Brewing Company

 

Sit:

Quarterbacks

phillip
rivers

QB - San Diego Chargers

I love Phil Rivers, but I expect a slow start against the Broncos’ still scary pass defense.
RATING:  Miller Lite Ice

Running Backs

leonard
fournette

RB - Jacksonville Jaguars

This kid has heaven sent talent, but he also has one of the worst starting schedules for running backs. Houston is no exception to this, and will challenge the rookie all day long.
RATING:  Molson Ultra

Wide Receivers 

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Randall
Cobb

WR - Green Bay Packers

The Pack’s schedule is a mixed bag for ball catchers in 2017, and it starts with their worst matchup.
RATING:  Keystone Premium

Tight Ends

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eric
ebron

TE - Detroit Lions

Hosting Arizona isn’t the ideal set up for a home stud tight end, and I just feel like this will not be a “hit the ground running” type of debut for Mr. E.
RATING:  Budweiser Select 55

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martellus
bennett

TE - Green Bay Packers

I hate just about any tight end going up against the Legion Of Boom, and after what Vegas cops allegedly did to Martellus’s brother, Seahawks’ DE, Michael, I predict that there will allegedly be a lot of negative energy released on that field for several weeks, and many allegedly hard hits. I wouldn’t piss him off, right now, allegedly or not.
RATING:  Busch Lite

Sleepers: 

carson
palmer

QB - Arizona Cardinals

Light Sleeper: This is a cream puff of a matchup for Carson, who dropped really low in drafts this year (I got him in the 15th round in a 12 team league). I think Carson mans up in Week 1.

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sam
bradford

QB - Minnesota Vikings

Light Sleeper: Last season, Sam Bradford broke the NFL record for single season completion percentage. He’s got the talent, and he’s got one of the best opponents, plus his home crowd for support.

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Jared
Goff

QB - Los Angeles Rams

Deep Sleeper: Indy sucks against the pass, and just about every thing else defensive. Indy may not have Luck on their side yet, but I still think Goff has a serviceable day.

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Vance
McDonald

TE - Pittsburg Steelers

Total Narcolepsy:  Every talented player, this decade, who has left SF has gone on to have the best seasons of their career. Alex Smith proved that again, last night. Vance was a great pickup for the Steelers, and the Browns are the worst defense in the league against tight ends.

SportsJeffrey GrayFantasy, NFL